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Record Rains Yield Massive Wildflower Blooms
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Have You Noticed That Allergy Season Is Fierce This Year In Billings?

I've suffered from allergies my entire life.  I'm happy to say that over the past 10 years they have been getting better, but they were severe to start with.  This winter and spring are killing me though!  Help!

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Baby Ducks at Shiptons Big R
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I Love Baby Chickens, Turkey’s and Ducks!

This weekend I was at Shipton's Big R downtown for a live broadcast on Cat Country and I ended up falling in love.  Can you guess with who...or what?

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The World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog

I sure hope this hot dog "combo" comes with saffron fries and a 1.75 L bottle of Johnny Walker Blue. Otherwise it better be made with caviar fed pork that was bathes in milk and honey and was carried everywhere it had to go so the meat stayed as tender as the day it was born

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Lemons From My Lemon Tree Back Home

As you may be aware, I'm new to Billings. I accepted a position here as the afternoon host on Cat Country 102.9. I love Montana and actually spent a few years in Great Falls growing up. I'm happy to be back in Montana but one of the things I miss about California is the Meyer lemon tree in my backyard

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WHAT IS THIS A PICTURE OF?

It's a cow eating grass... but it ate all the grass so why should it stick around. I have a million of them.

A truckload of sugar beets awaiting processing.
A truckload of sugar beets awaiting processing.
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IT SMELLS LIKE ROASTED CORN!

Part of my indoctrination to my new hometown of Billings is the smell of the processing of sugar beets. Some people don't like the smell but to me it has the aroma of roasted corn. Roasted corn smells sweet and so do all the jobs sugar beets add to our economy!

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Picture by Sarah Shadel Huntley, MT
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Sugar Beets in the Air

The smell of sugar beets is in the air. Yesterday my co-worker commented that she could smell the sugar beets. That sparked a discussion on sugar beets that piqued my interest. I’m from Ohio and had never heard of a sugar beet before coming to Montana.

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Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market This Afternoon

Every Thursday, weather permitting, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you're invited to the Healthy by Design Gardeners' Market.  The market is almost over for the year!  The last one is next week, so if you've been planning to stop by, now is the time!

It's in the Riverstone Health parking lot, 123 South 27th Street

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Farmers’ Market This Afternoon!

It's the last time in August you can go to the Wednesday edition of the Yellowstone Valley Farmers' Market!  Head on down to Sky Point this afternoon between 4 and 7.  There are loads of fresh herbs, veggies, fruits and bedding plants with your name on them!

You can also catch the Farmers' Market Saturday from 8-Noon under Sky Point, downtown Billings

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Threshing Bee Today at Huntley Project

Today is the first day of the Threshing Bee at Huntley Project!

Take the short drive and get in on the weekend the Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture waits for!  You'll see restored tractors and engines.  Check out the blacksmithing, binding grain, threshing, sawmill operation, and of course, the operation of tractors and steam engines!

There are all kinds of competitions;  slow tractor race, a tractor balance, kids tractor pull and more.  You need to get there by mid-day to check out

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Today at the Fair

The Yellowstone PRCA Rodeo kicks off tonight.  BBQ contest, with tasting starting at noon and a whole lot more!
Daily Schedule August 16th, 2012

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Farmer’s Market Tonight!

Tonight at 4, under Skypoint downtown Billings, it's the Wednesday version of the Farmer's Market.  Load up on fresh produce, herbs, and bedding plants,  try some local foods and visit with our area farmers

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